While effusive at times, this manual for women delivers motivational and truly energizing tips.




A highly inspirational lifestyle guide offers advice to women.

The title of this debut is somewhat misleading. The book is not purely a how-to for aspiring network marketers but rather a manual for empowering women to live life their way. In fact, network marketing itself, while always present in the background, seems secondary to Pollinger’s core message: “As women, we can have what we desire.” The author skillfully uses the guide as a platform for demonstrating how her own professional and personal lives have been enriched by deeply connecting with her feminine self. The “feminine principles” she writes about revolve around four “Seasons of Well-Being”: Discover, Awaken, Transform, and Integrate. Pollinger, a chiropractor-turned–life coach and network marketer, weaves together descriptions of each of these phases as she tells her own story, provides examples, and suggests exercises to complete. She encourages readers to become a “Queen,” an effective code for the confident, vibrant, and empowered woman. The volume consists of six chapters that largely address the emotional side of achieving success. The first chapter, “Wombspace,” unashamedly focuses on the distinct differences between men and women, making a case for the womb as the concentrated center of feminine power. The author writes that a woman’s success in virtually all aspects of life “is achieved 40 percent through what I call ‘wombset,’ 40 percent through mindset, and 20 percent through structure.” Subsequent chapters build on and expand this concept, addressing the needs to feel, be, and create. Network marketing is not overlooked. For example, Pollinger describes the daily rituals she consistently applies and the action steps she takes to triumph in her own network marketing business. A refreshingly candid chapter explores strategies for dealing with the sometimes uneasy relationship women seem to have with earning money. Still, the thrust of the book is to supply a kind of emotional safety net to women. In this regard, the author is the supreme cheerleader, intermittently gushing, egging readers on to strive, succeed, and thrive in all aspects of life. In her view, every woman has the ability to become a “network marketing queen.”

While effusive at times, this manual for women delivers motivational and truly energizing tips.

Pub Date: Jan. 17, 2020

ISBN: 978-1-5445-0640-1

Page Count: 158

Publisher: Lioncrest Publishing

Review Posted Online: Feb. 24, 2020

Kirkus Reviews Issue: April 15, 2020

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Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis...



Privately published by Strunk of Cornell in 1918 and revised by his student E. B. White in 1959, that "little book" is back again with more White updatings.

Stricter than, say, Bergen Evans or W3 ("disinterested" means impartial — period), Strunk is in the last analysis (whoops — "A bankrupt expression") a unique guide (which means "without like or equal").

Pub Date: May 15, 1972

ISBN: 0205632645

Page Count: 105

Publisher: Macmillan

Review Posted Online: Oct. 28, 2011

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1972

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An extraordinary true tale of torment, retribution, and loyalty that's irresistibly readable in spite of its intrusively melodramatic prose. Starting out with calculated, movie-ready anecdotes about his boyhood gang, Carcaterra's memoir takes a hairpin turn into horror and then changes tack once more to relate grippingly what must be one of the most outrageous confidence schemes ever perpetrated. Growing up in New York's Hell's Kitchen in the 1960s, former New York Daily News reporter Carcaterra (A Safe Place, 1993) had three close friends with whom he played stickball, bedeviled nuns, and ran errands for the neighborhood Mob boss. All this is recalled through a dripping mist of nostalgia; the streetcorner banter is as stilted and coy as a late Bowery Boys film. But a third of the way in, the story suddenly takes off: In 1967 the four friends seriously injured a man when they more or less unintentionally rolled a hot-dog cart down the steps of a subway entrance. The boys, aged 11 to 14, were packed off to an upstate New York reformatory so brutal it makes Sing Sing sound like Sunnybrook Farm. The guards continually raped and beat them, at one point tossing all of them into solitary confinement, where rats gnawed at their wounds and the menu consisted of oatmeal soaked in urine. Two of Carcaterra's friends were dehumanized by their year upstate, eventually becoming prominent gangsters. In 1980, they happened upon the former guard who had been their principal torturer and shot him dead. The book's stunning denouement concerns the successful plot devised by the author and his third friend, now a Manhattan assistant DA, to free the two killers and to exact revenge against the remaining ex-guards who had scarred their lives so irrevocably. Carcaterra has run a moral and emotional gauntlet, and the resulting book, despite its flaws, is disturbing and hard to forget. (Film rights to Propaganda; author tour)

Pub Date: July 10, 1995

ISBN: 0-345-39606-5

Page Count: 432

Publisher: Ballantine

Review Posted Online: May 20, 2010

Kirkus Reviews Issue: May 1, 1995

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